Climate Change

Photo of a senior couple

Why are some reconsidering where to retire?

Some Americans are now looking for the best places to retire for climate change. This would rule out Florida, the most popular state for retirees.

 | Scripps News Staff

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage of a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland

World Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg Turns 20 Years Old

The youngest person to grace the cover as Time's person of the year celebrates her birthday.

 | Cat Sandoval

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city, a district of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province

New Abnormal: Climate Disaster Damage 'Down' To $268 Billion

Many — but not all – weather disasters are being turbocharged by human-caused climate change and are happening more frequently.

 | AP

Indonesian President Joko Widodo plants a tree.

How Cities Are Using Trees To Combat Climate Change

A recently published study of 78 countries found about half of the trees were experiencing climate conditions beyond their limits.

 | Ben Schamisso

A "SELL BY" date is seen on a package of Milano cookies, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Chicago.

The Impact Of Food Waste Spans Beyond The Kitchen

Americans waste anywhere from 30% to 40% of food that's produced in the U.S., says an environmental science professor at American University.

 | Amber Strong

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate and Sherry Rehman, minister of climate change for Pakistan

U.N. Climate Deal: Calamity Cash, But No New Emissions Cuts

The deal is a win for poorer nations — often victims of climate-worsened conditions despite having contributed little to the pollution heating Earth.

 | AP

Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission

EU Shakes Up Climate Talks With Surprise Disaster Fund Offer

European Union Executive VP Frans Timmermans made it clear that the EU won't offer more money unless there are concessions on emissions targets.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Says Climate Efforts 'More Urgent Than Ever' At Summit

President Biden says new spending on clean energy initiatives has cemented the United States' role in the effort.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Flare to burn methane from oil production.

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

The president is set to announce a supplemental rule cracking down on emissions of methane Friday as he attends a global climate conference in Egypt.

 | AP and Scott Withers

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Off To Climate Talks, 1st Leg Of Around-The-World Trip

At the climate conference, President Biden will discuss a new supplemental rule coming Friday that cracks down on methane emissions.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Panelists attend a discussion at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

COP27: Leaders Will Discuss Who's Covering Costs Of Climate Change

Poorer countries are pushing wealthier nations to pay for climate change disasters, and it's on the official agenda for the first time at COP27.

 | Ben Schamisso

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit

COP27: U.N. Chief Tells Climate Summit To Cooperate Or Perish

Ahead of this year's conference, leaders and experts have been ringing alarm bells that time's running out to avert catastrophic rises in temperature.

 | AP

Delegates at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit

World In Crisis A Grim Backdrop For U.N. Climate Talks

Envoys from around the globe gathered Sunday at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

 | AP

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in front of a crowd and a school bus

More Kids To Ride In 'Clean' School Buses, Mostly Electric

The EPA says the new, mostly electric school buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and better protect children's health.

 | AP

A cow walks through a field as an oil pumpjack and a flare burning off methane and other hydrocarbons stand in the background

U.N. Weather Agency: Greenhouse Gases Reach New Record

Greenhouse gases hit record high levels in the atmosphere last year, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday, calling it an "ominous" sign.

 | AP

A barge maneuvers its way down the normally wide Mississippi River where it has been reduced to a narrow trickle

The Mighty Mississippi River Is Drying Out

The Mississippi River's water levels are dropping to record lows, mostly in the Great Plains and Midwest.

 | Scott Withers

A flock of sheep graze in front of a coal-fired power plant at the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine.

Energy Agency: CO2 Emissions Rise In 2022, But More Slowly

The Paris-based IEA said CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are on course to rise by almost 1% in 2022 compared to the previous year.

 | AP

Firefighters battle the Mosquito Fire in California

Election '22: What Matters: Climate Change Is A Key Issue

Climate change is is a critical issue for 51% of voters, according to a new Washington Post – ABC News poll.

 | Scripps News Staff and Clayton Sandell

Demonstrators hold a Women For Climate Justice banner

Election '22: What Matters: Michael Mann On Climate Messaging

Climatologist Michael Mann speaks with with Newsy and The Washington Post about the politics, nuance and trends of climate messaging.

 | Scripps News Staff

Fruit wine in an aluminum can

The Dizzying Cycle Of Winemaking And Climate Change

Winemakers are innovatively reacting to climate change in what they produce and how they package their products.

 | Lindsay Tuchman

Roofs of buildings are surrounded by floodwater

Climate Change Emerges As Key Issue For Some Voters Ahead Of Midterms

With more climate extremes on the horizon, how much will the issue of climate change affect votes in upcoming elections?

 | Clayton Sandell

A tree ring is shown.

New York City Scientists Are Exploring History Through Tree Rings

Timber samples are giving scientists a look into climate conditions a tree has experienced in its lifetime.

 | Meg Hilling

A phone displays the Federal Emergency Management Agency application

How Can We Prepare For Deadly Floods?

Record U.S. rainfall has caused major flash flooding. How can Americans better prepare for these natural disasters?

 | Lauren Magarino

Tractor on a corn farm

Carbon Farming Is A New Way For Farmers To Make Extra Money

Thousands of farms had to shut down last year due to low profits. Now there's a new way for farmers to make money.

 | Alexa Liacko

Satelite images of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.

Study Finds Doomsday Glacier Shrinking Faster Than Expected

If it collapses, scientists say, global sea level could increase several feet and put coastlines at risk of destruction.

 | Diana Zito

The Colorado River flows at Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Why Is The U.S. West Experiencing A Megadrought?

Climate change is affecting the U.S. especially strongly in the west. Rivers and reservoirs are experiencing dangerously low levels.

 | Scott Withers

Farmworkers pick and pack melons.

California Heat Threatens Agriculture With 8th Day Of Triple Digits

California's continued triple-digit temperatures are causing farmers to struggle to stay afloat, as others deal with a strained power grid.

 | James Packard

A firefighter takes a hose to a burning property while battling the Fairview Fire Monday

California Officials Warn Of Possible Blackouts Due To Extreme Heat

California is experiencing a major heatwave that may cause a statewide blackout due to extreme temperatures.

 | James Packard

The Han River, swollen with floodwater, flows under bridges in Seoul, South Korea.

Typhoon Batters South Korea; Preparations Minimize Casualties

Typhoon Hinnamnor made impact just weeks after heavy rains around Seoul caused flooding that killed at least 14 people.

 | AP

People on the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California

Record-Breaking Temperatures Continue Across The West

While even those lucky enough to have an air-conditioned home, you can't count on it staying on in some of the worst heat the west has seen in years.

 | James Packard